How THC Can Help Protect Nerve Cells Against Alzheimer's

Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It has always been assumed that this response comes from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves. A new study has linked the molecular basis of the inflammatory response to amyloid beta, a major component of the plaque that accumulates within nerve cells of the aging brain well before the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies demonstrated that exposing cells with high levels of amyloid beta to THC both reduced levels of the protein and eliminated the inflammatory response caused by it, allowing the nerve cells to survive.


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https://www.nature.com/articles/npjamd201612


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